IBM UrbanCode Velocity 4.0 delivers enhanced capabilities to advance your organization's DevOps practices through value stream management, release orchestration, and insights management

IBM United States Software Announcement 222-297
September 13, 2022

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IBM® UrbanCode® Velocity enables value stream management, pipeline orchestration, and near real-time analytics to help DevOps teams visualize work and the creation of value as development proceeds from idea to client.

UrbanCode Velocity 4.0 is designed to accelerate DevOps practices by promoting and integrating value stream management within your organization's development environment. Value stream management is a core business practice that aggregates, analyzes, and displays data from multiple tools to optimize software development and delivery initiatives and resources. Essential to DevOps transformation, it helps improve the flow of value to your organization, while managing and monitoring the process-wide software delivery lifecycle. By identifying and examining these value streams and measuring software delivery success, teams can put more focus on the processes that are effective and gain insights that enable better decision-making.

New in version 4.0

  • Enhanced value stream management
    • A built-in VSM JSON editor (UI) provides the capability to configure the VSM JSON file directly in UrbanCode Velocity instead of exporting, editing, and then importing again. Also, a simple version management is provided.
    • Multi-branch VSM provides the functionality to have several value streams in parallel and connected in a single map instead of one.
    • Quick filters and search: Search for issues, pull requests, and commits using drop-down release, sprint, type, and severity filters.
    • DQL (Data Query Language) builder makes it easier to create search criteria.
    • Expanded swimlanes provide filters for releases, sprints, types, severities, and features.
    • Streamlined startup and VSM onboarding with a simple wizard helps in creating new VSMs.
  • Pipelines
    • Automated gates and rules provide the capability to construct rules and gating criteria around metrics that are stored in the UrbanCode Velocity database.
  • Insights
    • Custom reports provide the feature to build a report based on the data-lake model of UrbanCode Velocity. A sample report is provided as a starting point.
    • A new release-readiness report provides insights if a release is ready to be published.
  • Core platform
    • A demo data generator is provided for getting started faster. This built-in feature generates synthetic data for a demo VSM, pipeline, and insights.
    • Custom roles and expanded permissions provide the ability to create customized roles and expand the controlling permissions.
    • Deeper security and quality traceability.
  • Plug-ins
    • IBM ClearCase® and ClearQuest® integration.
    • Plug-in marketplace 2.0 allows for easier management of plug-ins.

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Planned availability date

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  • September 13, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.

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Reference information

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For more information about UrbanCode Velocity, see the following software announcements:

  • Software Announcement 222-234, dated May 31, 2022
  • Software Announcement 221-110, dated March 23, 2021
  • Software Announcement 220-515, dated December 15, 2020

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-H22 4.0 IBM UrbanCode Velocity

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For details, see IBM UrbanCode Velocity documentation.

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The ordering information is not changed by this announcement. See Software Announcement 222-234, dated May 31, 2022, for ordering information.

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The charge metrics for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:

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5737-H22 IBM UrbanCode Velocity L-SKOT-CGKKLU

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

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Terms and conditions

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The terms and conditions for UrbanCode Velocity, as previously announced in Software Announcement 222-234, dated May 31, 2022,

are unchanged.

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Statement of good security practices

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Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.

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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States, and US Virgin Islands


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